Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global search and leadership advisory firm, today announced that Bill Clemens has joined the firm as a member of the Healthcare Practice with a focus on pharmaceutical companies. Based in Stamford, Clemens advises C-suite executives and management teams in the healthcare industry.

“Bill brings very deep insight into the leadership challenges of the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a strong view on cultivating and finding next-generation talent. We are excited that he is joining the firm and expect that his knowledge and perspective will be invaluable to our clients,” said Constantine Alexandrakis, leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. Region.

Clemens has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and previously led the global bio-pharma practice at an international search firm. There, he focused on board and C-suite searches. Prior to entering the executive search and leadership advisory business, Clemens worked with industry-leading global companies in pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical services. He spent the early part of his career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Forest Laboratories (now Allergan). He also founded his own medical education and consulting firm and currently serves on the UConn Foundation board.

Clemens holds a B.A. in management and psychology as well as an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of Connecticut.

SOURCE: Russell Reynolds Associates